Kirehe District

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Kirehe District
District
Shown within Eastern Province and Rwanda
Shown within Eastern Province and Rwanda
Country Rwanda
Province Eastern
Capital Kirehe
Area
 • Total 1,192 km2 (460 sq mi)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 340,638
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)

Kirehe is a district (akarere) in Eastern Province, Rwanda. Its capital is Kirehe town (which is usually known as Rusumo, being the major settlement of the former Rusumo district).

Geography[edit]

The district comprises areas in the far south-eastern corner of Rwanda, bordering Tanzania and Burundi. Its most noteworthy feature is Rusumo Falls, the waterfall on the Kagera River, which has been key to Rwandan history.

Climate[edit]

The district is characterized by savanna, acacia trees and few natural forests, these and the existence of the Kagera River contributes to a temperate climate in the region. [1]

Sectors[edit]

Kirehe district is divided into 12 sectors (imirenge): Gahara, Gatore, Kigarama, Kigina, Kirehe, Mahama, Mpanga, Musaza, Mushikiri, Nasho, Nyamugari, Nyarubuye.

References[edit]

  • Districts of Rwanda at statoids.com
  • Inzego.doc — Province, District and Sector information from MINALOC, the Rwanda ministry of local government.
  1. ^ "Kirehe one among districts characterized by high temperatures". www.ibidukikije.com. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

Coordinates: 2°15′S 30°44′E / 2.250°S 30.733°E / -2.250; 30.733